Executive Chairman, Carroll Partners International
At the time of the 2012 Summit Alan Carroll was the Executive Chairman of Carroll Partners International, a specialist strategic management consultancy which developed a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region and which had been built over the past three decades around twenty select major multinational corporate relationships.
Carroll was the founder and Executive Chairman of the Pacific Rim Forum, the region’s most prestigious corporate meeting. Since its inception in 1992, successive Pacific Rim Forums have been held throughout the Asia Pacific region. He is also the founder of the Pacific Rim Forum’s Asia Science-based Innovation, Life Sciences & Technology Summit.
Alan was also deeply involved with the planning and execution of the highly successful Investment 2000 initiative, the official “economic legacy” initiative for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He subsequently became an Executive Director of China Access 2008, the legacy program for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. He was also closely engaged in the creation of the “Fellowship of the Rings” initiative which brought together senior representatives from Olympic host cities Sydney (2000), Torino (2006), Beijing (2008), Vancouver (201 O) and London (2012) in a new global mechanism for international business development.
He originates from Western Australia and graduated from Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he attended the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics and Government. He is also an alumnus of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He has worked closely for more than 25 years with a number of major MNC’s in developing and better executing their Asia and China strategies.